|The Middle East in Election 2004: The Accountability Acts - Eugene Bird|
The new Syrian and Saudi Accountability Acts represent unique Congressional forays into the executive branch's traditional authority over US foreign affairs. What is the potential long-term diplomatic and economic impact of accountability acts on the United States and its relations with the international community? What evidence and justifications underlie the acts? How are American national interests served? Which lobbies and interest groups seek these acts? As the U.S...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Foreign Policy; Syria; Election 2004
|Making the Link: A Free Iraq, A Free Palestine - Eugene Bird|
Polls taken during the week of the Republican National Convention called for a higher priority given to resolving the Arab-Israeli dispute over Palestine if President Bush wins a second term. Most experts agree that resolving the problem would substantially help the U.S. and its allies in the war on terrorism and in creating a free Iraq. Hanan Ashrawi, noted Palestinian legislator, outlined new directions for the U.S...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Iraq; Election 2004; Neoconservatives; Hanan Ashrawi; Edward Peck
|The Armageddon Vote in Election 2004 - Eugene Bird|
The size and importance of the fundamentalist vote, particularly among those that call themselves Christian Zionist, may be key in the swing states in the upcoming election. These are the voters who strongly support Israel, whoever is in power, and who provide powerful financial and legislative aid for Israel in the United States. How powerful are they? What are the demographics? What are the differences amongst them? The program is in RealVideo and is divided by speaker: * John Hubers, Reformed...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Christian Fundamentalism; Christian Zionism; Election 2004
|The Middle East in Election 2004: The Capitol Hill Hearings - Eugene Bird, Terry Walz|
The Middle East in Election 2004: The Capitol Hill Hearings As Americans go to the polls, what should be the US policy towards the Middle East? CNI (the Council for the National Interest) held a series of monthly hearings on Capitol Hill this year exploring this complex and divisive issue. The following video provides highlights from the hearings in presenting the urgency of a new direction for US foreign policy towards the region...
Keywords: Regional: Palestine; Regional: Israel; Foreign Policy; Election 2004
|The Democratic Plank on the Middle East: Politics or Peace? - Eugene Bird|
The 2004 Democratic Party Platform was voted on and approved at the Democratic Convention in Boston. Several state Democratic conventions produced more balanced Middle East planks that in the meantime were rejected, culminating in a 2004 platform designed to win the election rather than foster a peaceful solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. In this hearing, the process of drafting the Democratic Platform was explored, with particular attention paid to ideas and amendments that were overrid...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Democratic Platform; Democratic Party; Election 2004
|The Republican Plank on the Middle East: How Bush Can Win - Eugene Bird|
A recently commissioned poll by Zogby International shows that Republicans can win the November 2004 election if they change their policy on the Middle East. Many hesitant Republicans and independents could be persuaded to vote for the re-election of George W. Bush if he changes his policies toward the Middle East, which have led America into war in Iraq and into confrontation with Muslims worldwide because of his backing of Ariel Sharons right-wing government in Israel...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Republican Platform; Republican Party; Election 2004
|The U.S. Role in the Middle East Peace Process with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi - Eugene Bird|
Distinguished Palestinian legislator Dr. Hanan Ashrawi discusses her analysis of the wall, societal trends in Palestine, and the US role in the Middle East peace process. Dr. Ashrawi addresses key questions affecting Palestinians: How are Palestinians confronting the new wall construction and planned route? What is the current level of confidence in the US backed Road Map for Peace? What are the changing views of Americans on the critical issues affecting Palestine and Middle East peace? The pro...
Keywords: Palestine; Israel; Election 2004; Hanan Ashrawi; Edward Peck